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Greg Olsen | Tight End

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/11/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 253
College: Miami (FL)
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Greg Olsen (calf) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
Olsen is expected to be fine for Sunday night's game against the Steelers. He's locked in as a mid-range TE1. Sep 17 - 5:16 PM

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Greg Olsen secured 6-of-8 targets for 72 yards in the Panthers' Week 2 win over the Lions.

While Kelvin Benjamin has battled drops and inconsistency, Olsen has been the Panthers' most stable pass catcher through two weeks, securing 14 passes on 19 targets. He'll continue to be a solid TE1 when Carolina faces the Steelers' burnable defense in Week 3. Owen Daniels scored two touchdowns against Pittsburgh in Week 2.
Sep 14 - 5:39 PM

Greg Olsen secured 8-of-11 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' Week 1 win over Tampa Bay.

Fill-in QB Derek Anderson showed a willingness to force passes in Olsen's direction, peppering him down the seam and out wide. Olsen nearly came up with a second touchdown catch in the fourth quarter, but it slipped away from him as he dove. Still, Olsen was terrific, playing with obvious athleticism and physicality. He's a mid-range TE1 entering a Week 2 date with the Lions.
Sep 7 - 7:31 PM

Greg Olsen (personal) returned to the Panthers Monday.

Olsen left the team last week to be with his son, who is recovering from a third surgery on his heart. Olsen will be fine to use as a low-end TE1 against the Bucs Sunday. In two games against them last year, he caught eight passes for 106 yards with a touchdown.
Sep 1 - 12:06 PM

Greg Olsen (personal) is not with the Panthers for Thursday's preseason finale.

Olsen is with his son, T.J., who is recovering from a third surgery on his heart. Olsen is tentatively expected back with the team by Wednesday, when official preparations for the opener against the Bucs begin.
Aug 28 - 8:48 AM

Greg Olsen caught 2-of-4 targets for 21 yards in the Panthers' third preseason game Friday night.

It could have been a much bigger night. Olsen was wide open with room to run down the seam early in the first quarter, but the pass from Cam Newton was behind him. Olsen has four catches for 43 yards this preseason. He is currently being drafted in the 8th round.
Aug 22 - 10:33 PM

Greg Olsen (calf) is expected to play in Friday's preseason game against the Patriots.

Olsen sat out last week's game as a precaution. The low-upside back-end TE1 will likely stay out there as long as Cam Newton does Friday night.
Aug 21 - 12:19 PM

Greg Olsen (calf) is inactive for the Panthers' second preseason game Sunday night.

The injury is believed to be minor, but has caused Olsen to miss a few practices and now this exhibition. Look for Brandon Williams to get a ton of run against the Chiefs. Williams starred in the Panthers' preseason opener.
Aug 17 - 7:37 PM

Greg Olsen caught four passes for 55 yards in the Panthers' Divisional Round loss to the 49ers.

Olsen's big play occurred in the second quarter when he split San Francisco's safeties deep for a 35-yard completion. He was otherwise limited to chain-moving type gains. Olsen turns 29 in March and is owed $5.5 million in 2014. He'll surely return to Carolina as one of the team's only reliable pass catchers. For fantasy purposes, Olsen is a low-ceiling TE1.
Jan 12 - 4:32 PM

Greg Olsen caught six passes for 42 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's Week 17 win at Atlanta.

With Steve Smith (knee) sidelined, Olsen came up huge. He caught an absolute laser from Cam Newton to give the Panthers a third-quarter lead they would never relinquish and also converted a big third down with a diving catch in the fourth quarter. Olsen was consistently solid all year long, catching at least four passes in 13 of 16 games and finding the end zone six times. He'll get a chance to rest his foot as the Panthers have secured a bye in the first round of the playoffs.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 04:30:00 PM

Greg Olsen caught four passes for 35 yards in Carolina's Week 16 win over the Saints.

Olsen's seven targets led the team on a day where Steve Smith missed the majority of the proceedings with a knee injury. The yardage just wasn't there as Cam Newton struggled to find open receivers, often missing high. Olsen now has at least four catches in 12 of 15 games this season.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 05:38:00 PM

Greg Olsen (foot) is listed as probable for Week 16.

Olsen racked up eight receptions against New Orleans in these teams' Week 14 meeting. Rotoworld's Pat Daugherty ranks Olsen No. 4 among Week 16 fantasy tight end starts, behind only Jimmy Graham, Vernon Davis, and Julius Thomas. RotoPat's full rankings for fantasy title week are accessible at the link below.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 01:00:00 PM

Greg Olsen (foot) returned to Panthers practice Thursday, getting in a full session.

It's Olsen's usual routine. One of the most consistent tight ends in the league, Olsen is a top-five play for Week 16.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 06:27:00 PM

Greg Olsen (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

Olsen usually takes it easy on Wednesdays before returning to team work on Thursdays and Fridays. He'll be good to go as a mid-range TE1 against the Saints.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 06:05:00 PM

Greg Olsen caught five passes for 88 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Jets.

Olsen has turned into the primary downfield receiver for Cam Newton this season and managed two 20-plus yard catches this week. He finished with a team-high eight targets, but failed to find the end-zone for the third straight game. Olsen is averaging six catches and 71 receiving yards over his last three contests and will remain a mid-range TE1 against the Saints in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jonathan Stewart
GLB1Mike Tolbert
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Mike Tolbert
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Mike Tolbert
2Richie Brockel
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Brenton Bersin
3Philly Brown
WR21Jerricho Cotchery
2Jason Avant
WR31Jason Avant
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Brandon Williams
K1Graham Gano